I thought, the following point made by Selwyn, was very interesting: ‘He (Jesus) uses a form of address (in bold) which appears nowhere else in the New Testament. “Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me.” (John 17:25). ‘
Do you agree with Selwyn that Jesus uses the term to emphasise the great difference between the Father and the world? Is Jesus reminding us that all that the Father does is righteous, especially the sending of His Son to make God known – what do you think?
The other point which Selwyn makes, which I find, at times thought provoking, is: ‘ … the Lord’s main concern is not for the world (in general) but for His chosen people. … We can be sure we are Christ’s (chosen people) when we are able to look into the face of the Father and say, “We know that You have sent Him into the world.'”
Do you agree with what Selwyn states in his prayer: ‘No knowledge rejoices my heart more than the knowledge that You sent Your Son to be my Saviour.’ ? It’s a powerful life-directing knowledge, isn’t it?